After being warned by a co-worker about an unstable suspension bridge a group of people survives a catastrophe, cheating Death’s plan. But Death has a way of making things right, as the group finds out as they struggle to remain alive despite death all around them.
Nicholas D’Agosto (Sam), Emma Bell (Molly), Miles Fisher (Peter), Ellen Wroe (Candice), Jacqueline Wood (Olivia), P.J. byrne (Isaac), Arlen Escarpeta (Nathan), David Koechner (Dennis), Courtney Vance (Agent Block), Tony Todd (Bludworth).
Final Destination 5 starts off like the other four films in the franchise with the excitement of a catastrophe early on. From there the film follows those who cheated Death as it tries to hunt them down and make things right. Sadly, Final Destination 5 doesn’t bring much new to the franchise and focuses even less on Death’s design, preferring instead to simply jolt us with shocking scenes of mayhem and unusual deaths.
Acting was par for the course in this one with some newer faces such as D’Agosto, Bell, Fisher, Wroe, and Wood who did fairly well. Alongside them were some foundation actors such as Koechner, Vance, and Todd who did well and tied the film together with previous entries.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were well done and the franchise obviously still has some financial depth. CGI effects were well done though a few felt over the top in this one, and mildly fake. Dialogue was good, as was sound and soundtrack.
Overall Final Destination 5 is an extension of the franchise that doesn’t give us anything new. Those who enjoy some good gore and violent death will enjoy this one quite a bit while those looking for more of a plot will be disappointed as the twists in this one are pretty mild.
With plenty of violence, gore, and some foul language this should be fine for older teens and above.
Final Destination 5 is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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